My friend Julie says everyone is doing it, so of COURSE I had to join her on the Scandinavian Star bandwagon. I mean, they’re JUST SO CUTE. And… um…. I have plenty of fabric scraps. I could probably make enough to cover a christmas tree lot. 😜 Instant gratification! Back to actually basting!
It’s finished! I made this little baby quilt as a fundraising item for Lyons Academy of Irish Dance (D and the Bean both dance here). My friend Sandi, @missplanner on instagram, was kind enough to share her shamrock block dimensions with me, so I whipped out the top in one night (patchwork is cotton, solids […]
All green scrappy trip along. Finished!
Strips of all my greens, and greens donated by friends. Bordered in Kona Kiwi, backed in Spot On Extra Wide (in green, obvi), and bound in Kona textured, blue. Quilted in off-centered “organic” concentric circles with green Wonderfil 50wt. The boy is VERY happy.
ROAR for Crockett
I need to wash and dry this puppy so I can get good crinkly shots of it, but it’s useable now, which is why it’s in use on the floor this very moment. Crockett likes it. Midnight likes it. I like it. YAY ROAR!
I used some scraps from sewing up a Modern Bliss lap quilt to make a little mug rug: I’m taking a Craftsy class (strip paper piecing) to improve my skills, and this was one of the blocks in the class. I feel much more confidant with my paper piecing now, and am bummed that I’ve […]
Sailor’s Delight doll quilt
(the quilting says: made for Leonora, with love, Mama, 2013) quilt back quilt front I was trying to figure out the colors to use on this quilt, and the Bean came along to “help” then she sweetly asked if she could pick the fabrics, so she did. and my spectrum mug rug became a purple/gold/pink […]
A quilt for Kai
whipped out a UFO and bound it quickly so I could gift it to a surprise arrival. (Our friends got the call Friday that their new baby was ready to adopt on Sunday, I found out on Monday). it was sort of an idea tester quilt, so it’s definitely not perfect, but hopefully its imperfections […]
Radiance baby blanket
So, Robert Kaufman has this new fabric, called Radiance, that’s a silk cotton blend. SUPER soft and silky satin. It’s gorgeous, but a little intimidating. slippery. so, I, uh, *suggested* that it might be helpful if I worked with it so I could tell my friends/the world what it was like. I started with something […]
Baby Crockett at the Circus
I really really love the fabrics Marie Perkins of Print and Pattern does for Robert Kaufman. LOVE. As soon as I saw the mock-ups for The Circus, I got inspired. I got the fabrics, and cut them up in July? June? no clue. OMG it was tedious cutting. I totally lost steam. But when I […]
Scrappy Radiance for the Bean
sooo, remember that Radiance baby blanket? here’s a bigger one, traditionally pieced (ie, not “quilted as I went”), basted, and quilted. i made it using a 1/2 yard bundle of 7 (i think) shades of pink/wine. I purposefully was a little sloppy/scrappy making this, sewing some pieces wrong side up, not perfectly squaring up the […]